Recent content by Bilbo

  1. Who decided to sign Van De Beek?

    There's really no need to overthink this transfer. It made complete sense at the time and looked like a great piece of business. We had no backup for Bruno and we needed one, but we've been fortunate (and Donnys been unfortunate) in that Bruno is never unavailable. Sometimes these things just...
  2. What to do with the kids

    Loans can be great if you are lucky enough to find the right club in the right circumstances. I bet if we could guarantee 30 games a season at a good level somewhere then we'd be loaning out a lot more players, but too often we see a club bringing players in to fill out a squad and they don't...
  3. Post match vs Leicester City

    Quite looking forward to the game when I saw the line up. The 1st half was decent but the 2nd was a tough watch. Leicester suddenly realised they had to get three points and started playing like they wanted to win, and we obviously couldn't cope with our patchwork team and non-existent midfield...
  4. Goal of the Season 2020 / 21?

    Another vote here for Fernandes vs Newcastle. Have to say though the Spurs game was my favourite of the season so far, and Fred scored from a great team move (pattern of play no less) so I really wanted to pick that one but its a close second.
  5. Cavani signs new contract

    Wonderful news. He's been better than I even hoped he would be. Glad to have the opportunity to see him in the flesh next season
  6. Protest at Old Trafford

    I feel the same way. The bit that concerns me is this part of our fanbase that are now on a bit of a crusade. We have little trust in the Glazers and rightfully so, but they have communicated and now its time to see what happens. Woe betide them if they don't follow through but they should be...
  7. Cristiano Ronaldo

    I think we would have to trust Ole and the rest of the transfer committee on this one. They got it right with Cavani and I've no doubt that we wouldn't have touched him had he not completely convinced them that his appetite was still there. Its the same thing here with Ronaldo. He is a born...
  8. Is Jadon Sancho really worth the 100 plus million fee?

    There's a lot of 'depends' about this one: Depends whether Cavani stays next year Depends whether the plan is for Greenwood to play as striker in those times when Cavani cannot Depends whether Amad is able to improve his body strength this summer and be in contention Depends, of course, on the...
  9. McFred is the worst midfield 2 of the PL’s top 10 teams

    God this whole 'standards have dropped' line is really the most tired phrase currently infesting this forum. Fact is pretty much all of our best performances this season have come with those in the middle. As I said they aren't perfect, but they give this team a solid balance that is vital to...
  10. McFred is the worst midfield 2 of the PL’s top 10 teams

    I don't see why we couldn't. They are a crucial part of this team. Not perfect, not sexy names, but they've been a constant in what we have achieved this season.
  11. Your England Squad for Euro 2020

    For me Greenwood's goal threat outweighs Saka's versatility, but either player has a good case for inclusion and it would be a shame to see either one miss out.
  12. Leicester coming apart at the seams...

    You have to question a manager whose teams seem to routinely fall apart when the pressure is on. He has a woeful European record wherever he's been too. Having said that, if they can get their act together they could still have an FA Cup and a CL place by months end, and that would be an...
  13. Top 4 finish two seasons in a row

    Some replies in here stink of entitlement. We have a lot of reasons to feel good about the team right now, and surely the point of sport is to recognise the good moments and appreciate them. Really want to see these guys lifting a trophy later in the month
  14. Unpopular opinion time on AWB.....

    Coming along nicely. In the build up to Masons goal he would without doubt have taken the easy pass back to Bruno last season. Instead he took the initiative and got his assist. Pleased for him
  15. Post match vs Aston Villa

    Nice performance. Looked sharp and the passing and movement was very good for the majority of the game. We are definitely growing as a team all the time. The two full backs were excellent